From the KMTS News Room:

    • Middle Mamm Fire Growing, Public Meeting Planned RIFLE—The wildfire that’s been burning 10 miles south of Rifle for over a month continues to grow steadily.  On windy days, the smell of smoke can be strong coming from the Middle Mamm Fire and will often lead to a lot of calls from concerned citizens.  That’s one reason officials with the Upper Colorado River ...
    • Sunrise Court Fire Fully Contained Glenwood Springs—The Sunrise Court Fire south of Glenwood Springs is fully contained.  That official declaration was made at 7 o’clock this morning. The fire that broke out around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on the hillside near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport burned almost 20 acres…19.7 to be exact.  Several residents in the area had to be ...
    • Court of Appeals Denies Sentence Reduction for Convicted Sex Offender GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The Colorado Court of Appeals has declined to reduce the 204-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting children. The court last week rejected David Relaford’s arguments that the jury was unfairly biased at his trial.The 46-year-old Grand Junction man was convicted in 2014 of kidnapping and 26 counts ...
    • Euthanized Mountain Lion Confirmed as the Mountain Lion that Attacked Youth Last Week DENVER (AP) – Wildlife officials say a young mountain lion euthanized last week was the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy outside his Bailey home. Authorities euthanized two male juvenile lions found roaming in the area after the child was bitten on his head on Aug. 21. The carcasses were sent to a lab for DNA ...
    • Bomb Threat in Vail Valley Eagle-Vail—An Eagle-Vail man has been arrested in connection with last night’s bomb threat that forced authorities to evacuate a 64-unit condominium complex.  According to reports from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the bomb threat was made through a 9-1-1 call to the Vail Dispatch Center around 10:30 Sunday night from the Sun River Condominiums on ...
    • Second Bear in Two Weeks Reported on CU Campus BOULDER(AP) – Another bear was spotted at the University of Colorado Boulder days after wildlife officials captured a bear on the campus. The bear was sighted near Varsity Lake on the northwest side of campus when students were moving back in Wednesday morning. Campus police say the bear was already gone when they responded. Colorado ...
    • Two Mountain Lions Euthanized by Wildlife Officers BAILEY (AP) – Wildlife officials have euthanized two mountain lions after an 8-year-old boy was bitten on the head outside his rural Colorado home. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted Thursday that a landowner within a mile of the site of Wednesday night’s attack in Bailey reported a goat was missing and two mountain lions were ...
    • Space Command HQ to be Based in Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican Representative Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will choose Peterson for ...
    • Hickenlooper Announces Senate Bid WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for his Senate seat. Hickenlooper announced his run by video message on Thursday. He becomes the front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary field competing for the right to face Gardner, considered the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. Hickenlooper initially ...
    • Crews Still Monitoring Middle Mamm Fire Rifle—The Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle has been kicking up quite a bit of smoke lately. The 8-acre, managed burn is in a remote area  and is not a threat to any structures. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit say drier weather has influenced fire behavior. Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Bronco’s Lindsay has a Career Day in Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) – Rookie Phillip Lindsay ran for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Denver Broncos adapted to a windy afternoon and got their third straight victory, 24-10 over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos have emerged from their bye week and knocked off the Chargers, the Steelers and the Bengals ...
    • Sports Scores NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Detroit 115 N-Y Knicks 108 Final Atlanta 115 Miami 113 Final Toronto 122 Memphis 114 Final Denver 117 L.A. Lakers 85 Final Indiana 109 Phoenix 104 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT Buffalo 3 San Jose 2 Final Ottawa 4 Philadelphia 3 Final Anaheim 3 Tampa Bay 1 Final Carolina 2 Montreal 1 Final Pittsburgh 4 Winnipeg 3 Final Vegas 8 Chicago 3 Final Colorado ...
    • National Sports JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette’s appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson this past Sunday in Buffalo. ...
    • Colorado Sports DENVER (AP) – Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley had 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout. The 32-point margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ADVANCES IN STATE 2A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, GLENWOOD AWAITS 3A BRACKETS RIFLE (11/3/18) – In an on-field interview prior to Rifle’s 27-0 first round 2A playoff win over Eaton, coach Zac Lemon of the Reds responded to a question on how to stop the Bears: “It’s hard to find an answer for teams that ‘Do what we do, and do it better than you.’” For most of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...